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Sam Wood signs for Eastleigh

Eastleigh have signed former Wycombe Wanderers midfielder Sam Wood on a two-year-deal.

Wood was released by Wycombe in May after five seasons with the club. 

The 30-year-old previously played over 100 times for Brentford and also had spells in non-league with Cray Wanderers and Bromley.

The versatile player can play on either side in a defensive or midfield role.


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